“Educators possess enormous responsibility that extends beyond content curriculum. In their best form, teachers are agents for social change and progression. If we are to invest in the future, if we are to ensure the opportunity for all people to progress and thrive, we must look first towards education.”

Carl’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Mathematics

“Math is a powerful subject that enables us to interpret and speak about our world. Whether it’s a bouncing basketball and exponentially decaying functions or weather patterns and sinusoidal functions, mathematics provides a medium for describing our world.”

Professional Experience

Carl worked as a tutor at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Campus Learning Assistance Services for three years. He led tutorial calculus classes in discussion group settings and worked as a one-on-one tutor in CLAS’s math/science drop-in room, as well as a private tutor. After graduating from UCSB, Carl worked as a math tutor at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara for two years and continued tutoring at CLAS.

Carl will begin teaching at Woodside High School during the 2019–2020 school year.

Volunteer Experience

Carl taught mathematics abroad as a Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho. In addition to teaching math, he implemented several secondary projects with teachers and community leaders, including a world map painting project, track/field coaching, before/after school tutoring, math club, and chess club. Additionally, he facilitated HIV/AIDS mitigation activities with students, teachers, and other Peace Corps volunteers including Grassroots Soccer, an interactive program that pairs its curriculum concerning HIV/AIDS, gender equality, and healthy living with the sport of soccer.


Carl enjoys running, rock climbing, hiking, and cooking.

Academic Background

  • Stanford University (Master of Arts in Education)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics)